“You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety” (Job 11:18).
Some days it’s hard to stay on top of all that life throws at you. If you’re a parent it could be the car pools, errands, homework assignments, refereeing and emotional exertion. If you have a demanding job it could be the pressure deadlines, testy boss and thin-skinned co-workers. If you are a freelancing entrepreneur it could be a super slow internet connection, temperamental printer or frustrating research results. And have we mentioned the relationships we need to maintain and nurture with our spouses or partners – after all of the above? Yes, the list can be never-ending and after a while it becomes much easier to be discouraged than to press on positively.
But there is hope and I am glad I came across these 5 Affirmations for a Discouraged Spirit compliments of www.beliefnet.com – as well as some thoughts as to why we should include them as part of our daily lives. Let me share them with you (click on the title for more details):
- I am strong
- I am not alone
- I am a problem solver
- I have a place
- I am loved
So what’s the plan? Can you take 5 in 5 i.e. 5 minutes to reflect on and repeat these 5 affirmations? I am sure you can! Because there always comes a time when we need a lift and to be encouraged. Let’s not give up hope, because we’re in this together!